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Lea

"Goldsmiths is a community campus, you can’t really walk across it without at some point running into someone you somehow know."

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Department Psychology
Country Germany

"Psychology is, compared to the more established sciences, a relatively new research area so if you decide to study psychology be prepared to question everything. Nothing is set in stone and something that might sound ridiculous today might not in only a few years' time. This does not mean that the people who teach you don’t know what they are talking about, in fact, you will be taught by some of the leading researchers in their field. Studying in a new subject area, you can actually make a difference. This is precisely one of the most exciting things in psychology.

A degree in psychology gives you an insight in how research is done, and how evidence is gathered. You will learn about what it means to be an individual, a member of a group, how easy the human mind can be manipulated, how fragile it can be and in fact what it means to be human. Psychology is the scientific study of the mind, with all its wonderful facets and terrifying faults.

Goldsmiths certainly isn’t the biggest of campuses across London. But that’s why I have enjoyed it so much if I think about it. Goldsmiths is small, not quite college-like but certainly not like one of those great anonymous campuses you find all over the place. It is a community campus, you can’t really walk across it without at some point running into someone you somehow know. This might not be everyone’s cup of tea but those who do think they could enjoy a more personal university life in which both your teachers and co-students actually know your name and where the security guard from the back door asks how come you haven’t been in for a few days or where you can cross the entire campus within less than 10 minutes, then Goldsmiths will make your London as well as university experience a truly great one."

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